Police appeal for rail couple to help
Feb 20 2008 by Andrew Hirst, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
DETECTIVES believe this couple may have vital information which could help a murder investigation.
CCTV cameras recorded the couple with a small child in Dewsbury railway station shortly before 17-year-old Ahmed Hassan was stabbed at the station at 2.10pm on Saturday, December 15.
He died later that day in hospital.
Ahmed, who lived in Batley, was studying A-level politics, maths, law and economics at Heckmondwike Grammar School.
An estimated 5,000 people attended his funeral at the Mount Pleasant mosque in Batley.
Michael Brook, 18, of St Matthew Road, Westtown, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with murder and are expected to go on trial in June.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The couple pictured alongside the child in the images were waiting in the glass waiting room at Dewsbury Railway Station and were approached by a group of four youths. They then got on the 14.01 train, known as the Hopper, travelling from Dewsbury to Huddersfield.
“These people may have information that could assist the inquiry and police would ask them to contact the incident room.
“Even if they may not think they have seen anything of significance, we would ask them to get in touch as their information may be helpful.’’
The couple – or anyone who knows who they are – should contact the incident room at Dudley Hill Police Station in Bradford on 01274 373600.